The EU could DISAPPEAR! Brussels chief negotiator admits DISINTEGRATION IS possible

The EU could DISAPPEAR! Brussels chief negotiator admits DISINTEGRATION IS possible

CHIEF Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt has conceded that the EU could be on the brink of complete disintegration as a result of Brexit.

Talking to the BBC’s World Service the former Belgian Prime Minister said he believes the bloc is facing an „existential“ crisis amid mounting pressure at home and abroad.

The chief negotiator for the European Parliament said this is the last chance “before a collapse or disintegration, which is always possible“.

He said: “If we look to the pressure on the European Union for the moment coming from outside and inside. ,,-

“Outside, Trump, who is bidding on the disintegration of the and also who wants to divide the European Union.

“Then there’s also the threat of jihadism and then internally we have enormous pressure by nationalists, populists, the whole question of Brexit, so it’s an existential moment for the European Union,

“Now is the time to reform, otherwise it could disappear.“

The Belgian politician and arch European federalist will be one of the senior figures at the table during negotiations between Brussels and the British government.

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The European Parliament will have to approve the final Brexit deal

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/764617/Guy-Verhofstadt-Brexit-EU-Disintegration-Brussels
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